Time Magazine as "the world's most innovative farmer", Joel Salatin is a second generation farmer using permaculture and other regenerative methods on his Polyface Farm in Virginia, US.
He is author of 8 books and famously describes himself as a "Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer."
He's extraordinary, listen in.
Joel Salatin responds
to New York Times’ ‘Myth of Sustainable Meat’
Joel Salatin is the owner of Polyface Farm -- which was featured in Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma and the documentary film Food, Inc. He is a third generation family farmer working his land in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley with his wife, Teresa, son Daniel, daughter Rachel, and their families. Polyface Farm, an organic grass-fed farm, services more than 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs. Salatin writes extensively in magazines such as Stockman Grass Farmer, Acres USA, and American Agriculture.
Cows at Polyface Farm. Photo by Amber Karnes.
Joel F. Salatin (born 1957) is an American farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include Folks, This Ain't Normal; You Can Farm; and Salad Bar Beef.
Salatin raises livestock using holistic management methods of animal husbandry, free of harmful chemicals, on his Polyface Farm inSwoope, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Meat from the farm is sold by direct-marketing to consumers and restaurants.
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